Above / Look for Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise Coat Drive cartons placed around town to collect donations of warm outwear, Nov. 4-Dec. 12. “Help keep someone warm this winter.”

The Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise will host its annual Winter Coat Drive from Nov. 4 through Dec. 12.


Anderson’s Bookstore at 123 W. Jefferson Ave. is among members of the Downtown Naperville Alliance collecting warm winter outerwear.

Rotary volunteers are placing boxes throughout the community to receive donations of gently-used clean coats, jackets, hats, gloves, scarves and mittens. All sizes, infant through adult, are accepted, although All sizes, infant through adult, are accepted, although the need for the upcoming winter season is greatest for men’s and women’s size XL, 2XL and 3XL. New or never-worn clothing is welcome, too.

The 2016 Winter Clothing Drive will benefit Hesed House, Sharing Connections, and Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, three local organizations that serve individuals in need.

“On behalf of the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise, I want to thank the community for its continued generosity in supporting our annual Winter Clothing Drive. Every winter, more and more people receive the gift of warmth and security to get them through our brutal winters,” said Barbara Yokom, president of the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise.

This year, in collaboration with the Downtown Naperville Alliance, select downtown businesses will place collection boxes on Fri., Nov. 4 through Mon., Dec. 12.  By partnering with Sunrise Rotary, the Downtown Naperville Alliance makes it easy for residents to donate slightly-used winter clothing while downtown shopping for the holidays. For a list of Downtown Naperville Alliance businesses participating by placing collection boxes, visit www.downtownnaperville.com.

More than 40 collection boxes have been placed in the community. A small sampling of businesses and community offices participating as drop off locations includes Fair Oaks Ford, Casey’s Fine Foods, Dr. Joe Haselhorst, Fry YMCA on 95th Street, Kroehler YMCA on Washington Street, Ellman’s Music Center, School of Performing Arts, Russell’s Dry Cleaners and Anderson’s Bookstore.

Additionally, the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise thanks Prager Moving and Storage for donating the collection boxes and Fair Oaks Ford for serving as the central drop off location for all the donated clothing.

Thanks to all for donating warm clothing no longer used to the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise Winter Coat Drive. For more information, visit www.napervillesunrise.org

For collection boxes,  contact Jeanette Oakeshott at (630) 730-2808.

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